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Synthesis, Characterization, and Sorption study of Fe-MOF on Crude oil Remediation in Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

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DOI: 10.23977/mpcr.2022.020101 | Downloads: 10 | Views: 556


Orodu Victor Enearepuadoh 1, Iyabi Deborah 2, Dikio Ezekiel Dixon 2


1 Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, P.M.B 071, Amassoma, Bayelsa State
2 Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, P.M.B 071, Amassoma, Bayelsa State.

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Orodu Victor Enearepuadoh


A Metal-Organic framework was prepared from iron nitrate[Fe(NO3)3] and benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid with the aid of dimethylformamide using the solvothermal method of preparation. The structure and properties of the resultant MOF were then investigated using the Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy (FTIR), the elemental composition was analyzed using energy dispersive spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy, to know how crystalline or amorphous the MOFs is.  The result shows that the resultant MOF has a very good crystalline structure with abundant micropores which suggests a high specific surface area. The FTIR spectrum of the Fe-MOF indicated the presence of various functional groups and also suggests the formation of a new functional group peak. The new functional group indicates the formation of the Fe-MOF in comparison to the pure Spectra of the benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid. This new wavenumber for the new functional group found can be seen at 618cm-1 which is a Metal –Oxygen (M-O) band corresponding to the C-C skeletal vibrational band. Adsorption studies carried out showed the efficiency of crude oil adsorption to be 70%. pH effect, composite with clay and charcoal was done for which it was proved that its effectiveness can improve with pH and charcoal to be a good adsorbent.


Fe-MOF”, Crude oil”, Adsorbent”, Adsorbate”, Spillage


Orodu Victor Enearepuadoh, Iyabi Deborah, Dikio Ezekiel Dixon, Synthesis, Characterization, and Sorption study of Fe-MOF on Crude oil Remediation in Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Modern Physical Chemistry Research (2022) Vol. 2: 1-10. DOI:


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